Religious Education
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Religious Education. It's more RElevant than you think.

What is the meaning of life?
Why are we here?
Is there a higher power?

Throughout the millennia of human experience, religion has expressed the deepest questions human beings can ask, and it holds a central place in the lives of all civilisations and cultures.  Religious Studies at Byrchall aims to provide children with both a strong respect for faiths and cultures beyond Christianity and an understanding of the world around us.

Posing challenging questions, we aim to encourage students to reflect their own values and the values of others. In an increasingly material and technological world, that creates barriers between human interaction, we seek to connect young people spiritually, morally and culturally to the world around them.  We seek to engender a righteous sense of respect and tolerance for others, questioning assumptions, challenging casual prejudice and seeking answers to the questions that will confront them as citizens in modern Britain.

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  • Students are to be set homework in accordance to the whole school policy requirements.

  • Each module has a range of homework tasks set via the homework booklets created for each topic. Students are expected to complete regular homeworks of their choice from the menu. Tasks are differentiated by ability. At the end of a module students bring completed homework booklets into school for checking and marking. Pre-assessment homework will allow students to revise for summative assessments.

  • Homework set must be recorded by the teacher on the school’s online homework platform EduLink. When menu tasks are set as homework, they will be entered on the app and in students’ homework diaries each week.

  • Homework will be set weekly.

  • Homework will focus on several key skills in preparation for examination. Deepening learning to improve subject knowledge, improve religious literacy though testing of key terms, GCSE question types and revision homework prior to assessment.

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